Exceptional mixed-use offering at the recently completed Miro apartments in Mt Eden
Miro, a recently completed mixed-use development in Mt Eden, presents an excellent commercial opportunity alongside its exceptional apartment offering.
The development by XCJ Group comprises a mix of 95 apartments and four commercial units, two of which are still available for lease.
The five-storey building features an impressive glass atrium and entry lobby, complete with a full storey ‘water curtain’ fountain and native miro tree, by which the project was named.
Jimmy Wong of XCJ Group says the development was designed to have a modern aesthetic with an artistic element fitting of the eclectic area.
“The inspiration behind the design was to encapsulate life, art and leisure, which we have achieved by artfully tying in references to the history of the area with subtle design elements throughout both the interior and exterior of the building.”
Finding tenants for the last two commercial spaces available will complete the new mixed-use community.
The larger of the two spaces is a 144sq m ground floor unit with street frontage to Enfield Street as well as access via the Miro lobby.
The space is intended to be used as a cafe or food and beverage offering to support Miro residents, neighbouring residents and local workers.
The other remaining unit is slightly smaller at 66sq m. It also has excellent frontage to Enfield Street and neighbours the popular local institution, the Horse and Trap gastro pub.
Colliers International Retail Broker Nick Pettitt, who is leasing the two commercial properties, says the nature of the premises and location make for endless opportunities for use.
“Both spaces offer an excellent retail, hospitality or service opportunity, especially with the dense population of residents and workers in the area.
“A local cafe would be especially welcomed by the large number of new residents, not just from Miro but from the recently completed developments Botanica and Botanica Heritage just across the road.
“The light industrial and commercial nature of the area mean there’s also a lot of workers and people passing through, without a lot of cafe or eatery options outside of Mt Eden Road.”
Located just 4km south of Auckland’s central business district, Mt Eden is a vibrant suburb consisting residential, retail, office and mixed-use properties.
The Miro development is situated at the northern end of Mt Eden, closest to the CBD and Mt Eden Train Station, in an area that has become renowned for design with the Bloc department store and Citta outlets that are found at the end of Enfield Street.
Pettitt says this part of Mt Eden is transforming.
“While Mt Eden is a highly desirable suburb, the northern end is becoming much more sought after as a residential address, with a number of new residential and mixed-use developments either recently completed, under construction or in planning stages.
“The completion of Miro provides amazing opportunities to secure space in one the city's most dynamic suburbs.”
More than 85 per cent of the residential units in Miro were sold off plan by Colliers International Residential Projects.
With construction now complete, there now is an opportunity to purchase one of the last remaining apartments.
Pete Evans, National Director of Residential Projects at Colliers International, says Miro offers a rare opportunity to secure such high-quality product in a premium and growing location.
“Mt Eden has long been a much-loved suburb of Auckland, popular for its location and urban lifestyle in a tree-lined village setting.
“Future growth of the suburb will be at this northern end around Enfield Street and Normanby Road which is in the midst of transformation from its light industrial heritage into a bustling lifestyle community.
“Miro is contributing to the area’s rejuvenation, offering high-quality, spacious homes with great storage options – a rare find in city fringe apartments.
“The quality and finishes of these homes are a cut above. The design by Ashton Mitchell Architects focused on what owner-occupier’s desire, such as master bedrooms with substantial walk-in wardrobes, beautiful bathrooms and open-plan living spaces that flow out to balconies overlooking Mt Eden.
“For city workers, its location within walking distance to Mount Eden train station, which will soon be connected to the CRL, makes for an exceptionally easy commute.”
The remaining dwellings include two and three-bedroom options with car parking and locker/storage.
Commercial units also have allocated parking and storage within the secured basement or ground floor.
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